Friday, April 1, 2011

Jer's Vision Gala 2011

Jer's Vision Gala 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 6:30pm
Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
Free (suggested donation $10-25)

Jer's Vision is proud to invite you to our 6th annual Jer's Vision/Day of Pink Gala.

Held at the incredible Tabaret Hall, at the University of Ottawa (75 Laurier Av. E.) at 6:30pm, the event will celebrate the work of Jer's Vision working in schools and youth communities to stop bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination of all kinds.

In addition to incredible appetizers, and performances by some of Canada's most talented musical artists, the event will also confer the Youth Role Model of The Year Award to Brian Burke (Toronto Maple Leafs), for his work in addressing homophobia in sports; Stephen Lewis, for his work in speaking out against HIV/AIDS stigma; and The Kingdome of the Netherlands, in celebration of being the first country to legalize same-sex marriage ten years ago.

The event will be hosted by Martha Chaves, and feature: Emmanuel Oletho, the Canterbury Chamber Choie, and many more surprises.

To RSVP or for more information, email your name to:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Working together

This Winter, Jer's Vision has had the chance to numerous LGBTQ* Youth Service Providers all over Canada.

As a result, one thing that we discovered was that organizations felt a need to better organize and work together, with a national perspective. The idea that consistently came up was a national conference where service providers could talk about best practices, sharing resources, collaborating (both locally and nationally), speaking out against hate (with one voice), and working together on a national level.

Jer's Vision would like to know what you think about this idea. The conference is proposed to happen on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Vancouver (the day before the Vancouver 2011 Outgames Human Rights Conference).

If you are interested in joining the dialogue, please email Lacey & Devan at:

You are also welcome to contact Jeremy Dias, Executive Director at:

More information will be available January 20th, 2011

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Standing together

Jer's Vision and other LGBTQ organizations stood together to work with the Ottawa Police, to improve the the LGBTQ Liaison Committee. Read more here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Acceptance in the business world

"Surprisingly, being 'out' at work isn't as easy as you might think in the 21st century.... workplace homophobia is 'endemic'."

Click here to read more

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jer's Vision feature in Xtra West article

Jer's Vision director, Jeremy Dias, spoke at the Vancouver Purple Day Vigil. Check out the coverage on here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Looking for visionaries!

Know someone who's made a difference in the community? We need people to be Jer's Vision Visionaries of the Week for 2011, as soon as possible. Email your nominations to right now!

Friday, October 15, 2010


We at Jer's Vision send our deepest condolences to the families of Jeanine Blanchette and Chantal Dube, an Orangeville couple. For more info, click here